DOJ Ordered To Explain Prosecutors' Conflict In Kickback Case

Law360, New York (September 25, 2012, 10:36 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Monday directed the U.S. Department of Justice to produce a statement outlining a purported conflict of interest that prompted it to recuse the entire U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas from prosecuting a kickback case involving public contracts.

U.S. District Judge Frank Montalvo handed down the order, following a request by the DOJ to reconsider a prior ruling that required it to produce documents for the judge to review regarding a potential prosecutorial conflict of interest in kickback...
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